Department of Economics at Illinois State University Department of Economics at Illinois State University Department of Economics at Illinois State University

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships

The Economics department offers up to four undergraduate teaching assistantships (UTAs) each academic year. Successful applicants are selected on a competitive basis. UTAs are assigned to a faculty member in the Department. The position involves 10 hours of work per week and pays $8.25 per hour. In addition, UTAs can register for 3 hours of credit for ECO 291. To be eligible, you must have at least a 2.75 GPA and have taken at least 2 ECO classes.

Applications are accepted in April of each year. Current economics majors will receive an email (via the Econmics majors list-serv) when the application period begins. An application consists of:

  1. Online application through Human Resources
  2. A typed essay about your qualifications and how a UTA position would contribute to your academic and career goals. Submit hard copy to the Department office, STV 425.
  3. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member supporting your application.